MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions

Continuing MacArthur's tradition of encouraging creativity and building effective institutions to help address some of the world's most challenging problems, these annual awards recognize exceptional Foundation grantees and help ensure their sustainability. Learn more

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14 Chicago Arts Nonprofits Recognized for Exceptional Creativity and Effectiveness

The Award, which recognizes exceptional nonprofit organizations that are engaged in the Foundation’s core fields of work and helps ensure their long-term sustainability, provides each organization with $200,000 to $1 million. Read More

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7 Nonprofits Recognized for Exceptional Creativity and Effectiveness, Awarded Up to $1 Million Each

The Award, which recognizes exceptional grantees and helps ensure their long-term sustainability, provides each organization with up to $1 million, depending on the size of its budget. Read More
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Campaign Legal Center

A recipient of the 2014 MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions, the Campaign Legal Center is using legal expertise to reduce the corrosive influence of money in politics. Watch
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National Housing Trust

Preserving and improving affordable rental housing across America. 2014 MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions recipient. Watch
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NatureServe

A recipient of the 2014 MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions, the NatureServe is providing the science for effective conservation of our environment. Watch
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ProPublica

Investigative journalism with real impact. 2014 MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions recipient. Watch
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The Citizen Lab

A recipient of the 2014 MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions, The Citizen Lab is pioneering new ways to expose and reduce human rights abuses in cyberspace. Watch
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The University of Chicago Crime Lab

Using evidence to reduce crime and violence. 2014 MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions recipient. Watch
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Women's Rights Advancement and Protection Alternative

A recipient of the 2014 MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions, the Women's Rights Advancement and Protection Alternative is promoting and protecting the rights of Nigerian women. Watch
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Identifying the Connections Between Infant and Maternal Health

Adopting a continuum of care approach to maternal and newborn health can significantly improve their health outcomes, according to a study by Family Care International Read More